Bakery Specialist job at Choppies – Zambia

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Vacancy title:
Bakery Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Manufacturing , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Choppies - Zambia

Deadline of this Job:
08 July 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Job Role: Senior Management
Full Job Description
To provide efficiently, quality baked goods to Customers.

Essential Functions
• Follow bakery standard operations procedures (SOP)
• Production of cakes, breads, desserts for the Sales
• Completing training and food safety courses per requirements
• Cleaning and sanitizing bakery equipment and preparation of surfaces
• Supervise part-time and employees in the bakery Section
• Training Employees in Bakery production across the stores country wide
• Costing, Budgeting and provide financial advisory service to the heads of operations
• Proper Recipe mixing and advising
• Hand on persons, with full drivers licence and willing to travel country wide

Major Accountabilities
Produce cakes, bread, cookies, desserts etc.
• Print recipes for the day and instruct Employees on proper preparation methods
• Ensure consistency by supervising baking processes closely and teaching Employees about product standards
• Work alongside Employees as required and Direct cleaning and sanitizing as required
Utilize computerized inventory/ordering system to establish production schedules
• Using daily production report, determine products, batch sizes, and completion deadlines for assigned area of responsibility
• Determine personnel needs for each product
• Deploy workers as efficiently as possible
Verify product inventories
• Check raw ingredient inventory levels to make sure enough is on hand to complete daily production
• Work with Receiving Specialist to fill inventory needs as necessary
• Count final production quantities to make sure enough has been produced to fill the orders
Prep and organize orders
• Inspect final products for quality and consistency
• Sort orders by delivery location
• Double check orders
• Deliver orders to loading dock area before delivery deadline
Mentor employees from Bakery Section
• Teach Employees good work habits: arrive on time, work efficiently, no horseplay, etc
• Teach Employees about proper food handling procedures
• Teach Employees about baking techniques

• Minimum of 5 years and above experience preferably in retail food chain outlets / restaurants
• Culinary school graduate with Full Grade 12 Certificate – Added Advantage
• 5-6 years full-time equivalent bakery production experience or culinary certification/Diploma/degree from accredited culinary school
Skills, abilities, knowledge, licenses, certifications:
• Knowledge of food regulations and safety procedures – certification is required, but may be completed after hiring
• Ability to read and follow complex recipes
• Ability to perform in a stressful environment – FMCG (Super store set up) may cause workload to increase tenfold from normal day.
• Must be able to stay calm and focused.
• Ability to prioritize multiple assignments
• Ability to schedule tasks in order to meet delivery deadlines
• Basic computer skills
• Supervisory skills – ability to train Employees to use time efficiently and to be uncompromising regarding product quality.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Associate Degree

Job application procedure
Send Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter only at this stage to: Email: [email protected]